My Favourite Painting: Daniel St George Chatto

Country Life, July 18, 2022

‘I know it’s greedy, but I am choosing the whole Scrovegni Chapel – sometimes referred to as Giotto’s Chapel – in Padua as my favourite painting. There are 100 scenes and images, all worthy of a mention, but for me, the chapel in its entirety is much more than the sum of its remarkable parts. It’s an astonishing blue space, as solid yet otherworldly as a sea cave'.

The artist Daniel St George Chatto chooses perhaps the most famous sequence of paintings from the early Renaissance: Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel in Padua.